29 year old woman rescued from Mt Pirongia | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

29 year old woman rescued from Mt Pirongia

This morning the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Mt Pirongia for a woman who had injured herself whilst out hiking.

A 29-year-old female was hiking with her partner on Mt Pirongia when she tripped and fell, seriously injuring her shoulder on Saturday afternoon.

Left unable to walk out of the bush, she and her partner spend two nights at a hut on Mt Pirongia.

While Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was unable to fly in on Sunday due to poor weather conditions, the on-duty crew for Monday got a window of opportunity to uplift her and members of St John, NZ Police, and Land SAR around mid-morning today.

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